Archive | October, 2008

Is This For Real?!

October 27, 2008

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I read this at Texas RV Travel Blog. Does your car have remote keyless entry? If you lock your keys In the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home from your cell to their cell. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person […]

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Hot Wheels

October 25, 2008

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While I am far from being a “car” girl, I appreciate a good set of tires and a loud horn as much as anybody. I’ve had a minivan for over a decade now, and… to be blunt.. I think I want a “real” car again, lol.

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When Somebody Loves You

October 24, 2008

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The kids and I were reading 2 Corinthians 3 this morning. It was so wonderful. For some reason, just thinking about God’s love made the sunshine seem brighter, the skies bluer, and the day more beautiful. I was trying to explain to the kids about “where the Spirit is Lord, there is liberty,” and one […]

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Reality vs. Junk Mail

October 24, 2008

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I’m so tired today. I’ve been tired for a few days. I’ve been working long hours on the blogs lately (coding, writing, and generating traffic), preparing the house for the winter heating season (still have to sew those new drapes), and still trying to hash through the hundreds of emails I get daily. I feel […]

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A Cool New Gadget Site

October 22, 2008

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Wow, it’s been SO BUSY for me lately, ugh! This is the time of year when everything renews (domain names, web hosting, ISP services, online backup service, me looking for new and better blog themes, etc). Why oh why do I order things all at once, lol?! Well there is a silver lining to all […]

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More Good Books for Schooling

October 21, 2008

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I discussed my book methodology here, if you need a refresher. I’m continuing my posts on some good homeschooling books that I have found and work for us, in the hopes that maybe a morsel or two will help you! One thing I want to say is that I very rarely buy brand-new books. I […]

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The Official Guide to Cats, Video Version

October 19, 2008

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I HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT. Leave it to a couple of engineers to show me all about the Proper Guide to Nourishing and Raising Your Cat. This video is HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!! Make sure you have a few spare moments to watch the whole thing. Wow, I just, like, NEVER knew! P.S. Here’s a gratuituous photo of […]

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Good Books for Schooling

October 19, 2008

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A long time ago in this country, 90% of the population was literate. Most children began their school at home, learning to read and do basic math. Grammar schools, where available, educated the child until 8th grade. In the early 1900s, a new trend in education began: John Dewey’s “student-based” system. It emphasized learning from […]

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A Cool Tool for Homeschool, or Any School

October 19, 2008

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Most homeschools integrate technology into their “classroom” much faster than public schools. That’s one of the beauties of homeschooling– you don’t have to wait for all that bureaucratic red tape to finally roll through before you can switch from Mac to Microsoft, or whatever. I have tried to utilize technology in our lessons as needed. […]

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How Biased Are You?

October 19, 2008

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I saw this quiz at Lady Banana and thought I’d try it, too. You Are 40% British You’re about as British as a half hearted Anglophile… in other words, a piss poor Brit. If you are indeed from Britain, you probably consider yourself a European more than anything else. If you’re trying to pass for […]

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